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You have Covid-19 to thank for bargain horses

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South Africa’s strict export controls, combined with the jitters surrounding coronavirus, have made it a good year for those who have a few extra rands lying around and are looking to buy a racehorse.


10 Nov 2020
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You have Covid-19 to thank for bargain horses

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This could be a good week to buy a racehorse. South African thoroughbreds are very undervalued in the world market – thanks to cumbersome export protocols – and are changing hands even cheaper this year thanks to coronavirus jitters. Thus, Bloodstock South Africa’s National Two-Year-Old (2YO) Sale in Germiston on Thursday and Friday offers brave souls a chance to purchase choice horseflesh at keen prices. The 2YO Sale is traditionally a value-for-money auction anyway and, in a fearful world, it’s likely to be even better value than usual. JJ The Jet Plane, The Apache, Iridescence, Noah From Goa, River Jetez...

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